NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN A COMMUNITY INVESTING IN ITSELF
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What We Do and Who We Do It For
HBCUvc Welcomes Its Newest and Largest Cohort of HBCU Venture Fellows
HBCUvc’s mission is to direct how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx innovators.
We accomplish this by developing, connecting and mobilizing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers in accessing capital, and by empowering institutions to employ race-conscious investing practices.
We support our community of emerging investors and founders by providing:
Training Programs in Venture Capital
Access to Paid Internships in Venture Capital
Equity Funding for Entrepreneurs
Culturally-affirming Professional Community
We are mobilizing a new brand of investors and founders from communities that are traditionally overlooked. The HBCUvc Investor and Founder is mission-driven, authentic, rooted in community, and builds and invests for a bold future.
Rooted In HBCU Excellence
Our origins are rooted in the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which forged opportunities for Black Americans in a time when our country would not. We are anchored in this intention, and similar to HBCUs, we purposefully extend our support to all overlooked communities, including but limited to Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and undocumented immigrants. We know that innovation lives within us - and has been untapped and ignored for far too long. We are a Black and women-led team that's lived the work we advocate for. Our experiences drive our commitment and urgency, and we believe solutions must be led by the community that is impacted.
We Invest in People, Not Companies. We Believe Culture Adds Value and that the Boldest Innovations Originate in the Margins.
CHANGING THE FACE AND IMPACT OF INNOVATION
Softbank's Opportunity Fund
Recent team winner of Zillow's HBCU Housing Hackathon
Founder and CEO, KiddieKredit